Great feedback for my workshop

I got a sweet note from Cynthia, who is a Summer Search alum and staff member, about my workshop. Check it out below!


I did not have a chance to connect with you after your workshop, but I really wanted to say THANK YOU!

You were amazing. I got SOOOO much out of the workshop, I could not go to sleep all weekend. I called my friends and repeated the workshop word for word and I told them I would pass along your website information. I am excited about setting goals for myself (with dates and times these goals should get accomplished), and more importantly, I am excited to think more about my values. I also look forward to creating my elevator pitch and just living a more full life, doing the things that I am passionate about.

I could feel your passion throughout your presentation and I wish you were offering what you do at BUILD to young professionals like me.  

Again, thank you.

Also, Summer Search received a grant from the GAP Foundation and we are going to have Career Discovery Days next week. Our juniors and seniors will job-shadow at different sites in Silicon Valley. I am wondering if you would be interested in giving the presentation you gave at the Summit to our current students who are interested in business and social entrepreneurship. If you are available and interested, your workshop would take place on Thursday, August 8th from 10am -1:30pm.  I know this is really short notice, and I look forward to talking with you about this possible opportunity.

Take care,


Dont forget, if you want the documents from my workshop, check out my previous post here. Or if you want to follow up on anything you learned at the workshop, email me.

I would also love to spread this knowledge out. I realize that I really enjoyed facilitating this workshop and empowering young nonprofit professionals of color. If you know of any groups of young professionals or college-aged people that would benefit from this training, contact me.

Me, Inc. Workshop at Summer Search Alumni Summit 2008

I had an absolutely fantastic time today with about 50 Summer Search alumni at their annual leadership summit at the Masonic Center in San Francisco. I facilitated a workshop entitled “Me, Inc.: Building Entrepreneurship into your Life,” which led to discussions on entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

It was great to be in the presence of so many engaged, eager, and “hungry” leaders. I could tell that they were so ready and willing to absorb lessons so that they could take them back and affect change in their communities. It was so refreshing! Summer Search is definitely an organization to keep on your radar. This year they have a $12 million budget and seven sites across the nation serving almost 800 students. They want to aggressively grow with a capital campaign of $20 million, to serve 2,000 students in the next few years. Judging from the amazing individuals I met today, the program is working, and I look forward to seeing their growth in the next few years.

If you went to my workshop, and have questions, comments, or feedback for me, please do not hesitate to contact me! I know we ran out of time, and I could have spent hours more discussing it, so feel free to connect if you have any questions or ideas for me.

I also promised the Summer Searchers that I would post up my powerpoint presentation and worksheet on my site, so you can get them below. I only ask that if you found my tools useful, share the knowledge and tell someone about it. Maybe you can get together with people in your support networks to discover how each of you are living and being the CEO’s of Me, Inc.

To download the worksheet, right-click and “save as” the following link to get the PDF.

And lastly, if you are interested in learning more about the Level 5 Fellowship that I briefly alluded to or know someone who would be interested, please check out our website at Help us spread the word!

It was a pleasure and a privilege, Summer Searchers! Thanks!